33rd Week, Ordinary Time: Wednesday 20th November 2019

Daily Word Of God

Luke 19:11a, 12-13, 15-17, 26

While the people were listening Jesus said, ‘A man of noble birth went to a distant country to be appointed king and then return. He summoned ten of his servants and gave them ten pounds, telling them, “Trade with these, until I get back.” ’

‘Now it happened that on his return, having received his appointment as king, he sent for those servants to whom he had given the money, to find out what profit each had made by trading. The first came in, “Sir”, he said, “your one pound has brought in ten.” He replied, “Well done, my good servant! Since you have proved yourself trustworthy in a very small thing, you shall have the government of ten cities.”

‘I tell you, to everyone who has will be given more; but anyone who has not will be deprived even of what he has.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Today’s Gospel reading is a story of the servant who was bold and creative enough to trade with what his master gave him in spite of the risks.


  • Financial investments are risky and uncertain; more so in today’s global financial crises. The greater the expected returns on investment, the higher the risks.


  • However, in the living of our faith in the Lord, while there are uncertainties of what the Lord may ask of us, there are actually “no risks” as we can trust that the Lord will always provide us for our needs.